Work closely with the brand strategy and marketing team to ensure deep alignment and support Develop and maintain a robust working knowledge base of industry, the categories as well as relevant customer insights in order to deepen category and product relevance that builds an overall competitive edge.
Outstanding networks in the local and international apparel Suppliers/Manufactures retail/Footwear industry.
Ability to drive and motivate a team.
Strong business acumen and merchant thinking.
The ability to build strong supplier relationships and extensive experience with local and global supplier networks essential.
Strong Leadership skills.
Sound knowledge of online and/or retail environment.
Solid planning and organizational skills.
A detailed approach to work.
A relevant Degree or Diploma would be advantageous (Fashion Design, Clothing Design, Consumer Science).
Competency in all computer packages, i.e. Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint.
Apparel brand buying and experience minimum five years at a reputable retailer or supplier.